SFFANZ online event – Saturday, August 13, 2022.

In 2022, SFFANZ will be hosting an online event to allow fans to meet and chat whilst staying safe from COVID. We will be hosting an online afternoon of chatting and business on Saturday, August 13 from 1pm. The programme for the event is as follows: Meet and greet – say hello From 1.00pm SFFANZ AGM 2:00pm Break 3:00pm Let’s get this show back on the roadLet’s explore getting conventions running again in New Zealand. If you’d like to speak on this topic, please let us know so that we can call on you during the session. Questions and comments from the floor will also be welcomed during the session. 3:30pm – 5:30pm Social TImeGrab a drink, grab a virtual corner, sit down and have a chat. From the light to the serious. The breakout rooms are available for multiple discussions. 5.30pm – 7.00pm SJV Awards 7:00pm – approx 7:30pm Please register Read more

SFFANZ 2022 One-day event goes VIRTUAL

Due to a lack of registrations for a physical event, the SFFANZ board has made the decision to go virtual for the one-day event on August 13th. Details of what will be in place will be released as soon as possible. We’re disappointed that we can’t get together to discuss things in person, but hopefully by going virtual we can get more attendance. At this stage we’ll be using Zoom. We’ll be hosting the AGM, the SJVs and a session on planning next year’s natcon at a minimum. Id you’d like to be part of a virtual panel, please contact lynelle@sffanz.nz asap and we’ll see what we can arrange.Please contact the above address if you have any questions. Lynelle HowellPresidentSFFANZ

New date for SFFANZ one-day event!

SFFANZ is pleased to announce that we’ve got a new date for the one-day event – August 13th. You can find all the details, and register to attend on this form. Please register by July 30th so that we can determine whether the event can go ahead. IF we get insufficient in-person attendance, we may pivot to a virtual event. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Postponement of One-day Event and SJV Voting Extension

The SFFANZ board has decided to extend voting in this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards until June 30 as insufficient votes have been received to date.  If there are still insufficient received at that time, no awards will be presented this year. The board feels such action is necessary to protect the value and prestige of the awards.  The one-day event will also be moved to allow for the extra voting time. The registrations for this event had also been lacklustre, so it’s hoped the new date will attract more people to attend. We expect, at this stage, that this will be in mid-July, pending confirmation with the venue.  The voting paper and voter packet will be available again shortly on the sffanz website www.sffanz.nz. The one-day form will also be shortly updated to reflect the new date once we’ve spoken with the hotel. For those who have already cast their Read more

SFFANZ One-day Event 2022

SFFANZ is pleased to announce it will hold a one-day event on  Saturday, June 25, 2022 at West Plaza Hotel. While planning is still preliminary, it’s expected the day will start with meet and greet, followed by panels. The SFFANZ AGM will be held at 2pm, followed by a planning session for the next New Zealand national convention.  The Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2022 will be presented in the evening. Registration for the day is free and open to all fans, but only members of SFFANZ may vote at the AGM.  Click join SFFANZ for details on joining the organisation. Any donations to SFFANZ on the day will be gratefully received. You can register your attendance using this form As this is a free event, you can attend as little or as much as you wish.  The intent of the day is to have a relaxed chance to get back into the swing of larger Read more

2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award Voting Now Open

Voting for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards is now open. Voting closes at 8pm on May 31. Voting is by electronic or postal ballot. All the details can be seen on Voting for Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2022 There you’ll also find details of accessing the Voter Packet. Please note that voting is only open to members of SFFANZ. We’ve also updated the SFFANZ Joining Form to align with current banking practices. And you can fill it out right there! If you’re already a member and wish to renew, please use the account listed on the joining form. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact: treasurer@sffanz.nz. Good luck to our finalists.

2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced

SFFANZ is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Congratulations to all our finalists. Ordinarily, voting for the awards would occur at our national convention, but as there is no national convention this year, voting will be conducted via email and post. Voting will open on May 1 and close on May 31. Details of the presentation ceremony will be released in due course. Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards this year. All Finalists have been asked to provide links either to their works or, if this is not possible, to descriptions or reviews. We include below all the links that we have received. We will continue to update this page as more information is made available to us. The SJV Voter Packet will be available in a few weeks. Details will be Read more

Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations for the 2021 calendar year is now open.

Nominations for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11:59pm on 31st March 2022. The SJV awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2021 calendar year. Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please see the form below. See the website for the categories and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies. You can click through to the Rules and Criteria for the Awards. And here is a link for Guidelines for nominations. The awards ceremony will be held later in the year, full details to be announced. Sir Julius Vogel Award nomination form